Edwin Encarnacion Needs To Stay Away from Fireworks

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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2009 had its share of bizarre stories and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010. As reported by ESPN.comÆs Enrique Rojas, Toronto Blue JaysÆ 3B Edwin Encarnacion suffered minor facial injuries caused by fireworks during a New YearÆs eve celebration in the Dominican Republic. Encarnacion suffered first- and second-degree burns in the forehead and the right side of his face when a rocket firecracker hit him in the jaw and exploded near his mouth while celebrating with family in his home of La Romana. According to Encarnacion, one of his brothers lit a rocket firecracker and instead of flying upwards it moved laterally, hitting Encarnacion. Boy oh boy. This story just reminds me of an incident that took place when I was around 10 or 11 and the reason why ...

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